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A Wonderful Life: 50 Eulogies to Lift the Spirit
     

A Wonderful Life: 50 Eulogies to Lift the Spirit

by Cyrus M. Copeland
 

The lives of the world’s greatest contributors to arts, politics, sports, and letters are celebrated with wit, humor, and reverence by their equally famous friends,
relatives, and peers.

Here are fifty eulogies, fond remembrances of the twentieth century’s best and brightest:

World Pioneers: Martin Luther King Jr. honored by Robert

Overview


The lives of the world’s greatest contributors to arts, politics, sports, and letters are celebrated with wit, humor, and reverence by their equally famous friends,
relatives, and peers.

Here are fifty eulogies, fond remembrances of the twentieth century’s best and brightest:

World Pioneers: Martin Luther King Jr. honored by Robert Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi by Jawaharlal Nehru

Movie Stars: Joan Crawford remembered by director George Cukor, Orson Welles by Charlton Heston

Media Titans: Katharine Graham celebrated by Ben Bradlee, Edward R.Murrow by Charles Kuralt

Entertainers: John Belushi by Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope by Larry Gelbart

Composers and Singers: Jerry Garcia by Robert Hunter, Leonard Bernstein by Ned Rorem

Athletes: Mickey Mantle by Bob Costas, Arthur Ashe by Douglas Wilder

In these moving and personal tributes, we see the true personalities of these fifty remarkable people, shadings of character usually hidden from the spotlight.

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
"You might not think of eulogies as the same thing as love stories, but here....they most certainly are. This is an extraordinary collection of 64 goodbyes to the famous from the (mostly) famous."
The Boston Globe
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"How do you make good, in words, on the life of another human being? The real challenge of the task is evident on every page....A fascinating collection of memorial remarks about 64 well-known figures."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565125117
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date:
05/12/2006
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.88(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author


Cyrus Copeland, a former copywriter and advertising executive, is the editor of a previous collection of eulogies, Farewell, Godspeed: The Greatest Eulogies of Our Time. He travels extensively around the United States, speaking to state funeral director associations about the art of remembrance. He lives in New York City—and in the digital domain at cyrus2000@earthlink.net.

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